View Full Version : GPA Textium?

Oct. 12, 2009, 03:26 PM
So is this helmet being discontinued? I have one right now, and love it, but I think it's at least 6 years old. I found them on the Amira website, for $357 shipped, but do I need to worry about the date of manufacture on them?

I'd love a Speed Air, but can't cough up the additional $125 for the black/black, which is the only one I would consider.....

Any thoughts?

Oct. 12, 2009, 06:22 PM
I *think* both of the original GPA helmets, Textium and Titium, have been discontinued and replaced with the textium Professional and titium Professional, because apparently if you add the word "Professional" to anything related to horse back riding, you can also add on at least another $50...?

I would think the fit is still similar, but, I haven't tried either of them. My old helmet was a Titium, and I got a Charles Owen GR8 to replace it. My head is a "long oval" shape and the CO fit pretty well.

Oct. 14, 2009, 09:47 AM
I have a very lightly used Textium that I was considering selling. If interested, PM me and I can give you details.

Oct. 14, 2009, 10:12 AM
Actually the fit is NOT similar. At least for me anyway. The pro line is much more oval and did not fit me in the least. I know the original textium is being discontinued but I'm not sure about the titium.

I used to have the Textium and loved it. It was the only helmet for a long time that I could find to fit my circular head. I now have an IRH Elite that fits me wonderfully (The one with the nylon harness...NOT the Elite Extreme which did not come even close to fitting although I preferred its leather harness). I like the way they look on although not as much as the speedaire but it was only $145. Much easier on the wallet!

Oct. 14, 2009, 04:37 PM
My Textium does not fit me at all. I bought it when the GPAs first came out and then I bought a CO GR8 that fits much better. I dont know how the other GPAs fit but I love the way they look. But they are very expensive!